Santa Clara University

Olivia Heathcote

Olivia Heathcote, Ed.D., MFT is a teaching member of the Sandplay Therapists of America.  She is an analytically-oriented psychotherapist with extensive experience in using sandplay with children. She has a particular interest in how early life trauma affects psychological development. Dr. Heathcote lectures and teaches sandplay nationally and in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She is a contributing author of Living the Tides of Uncertainty, 2006 and has published in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy, 2009.  She maintains a private practice in Los Gatos, California where she works with children, adolescents and adults